Immigrant Justice

This interest group is compiled of academics and practitioners who are currently working with immigrant communities, identify as immigrants themselves or who are looking to find ways to use their work towards justice for immigrant communities.

Mission Statement

To identify ways in which community psychologists could assist and support new immigrant and refugees at the local level, to educate SCRA members about opportunities to collaborate with local agencies/organizations in support of immigrants and refugees, to provide information and tools that could be shared with local agencies/organizations to help immigrants and refugees, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees at the national and international levels, and to work toward permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the migrant communities around the world.

Goals

  1. To identify ways in which community psychologists could assist and support new immigrant and refugees at the local level
  2. To educate SCRA members about opportunities to collaborate with local agencies/organizations in support of immigrants and refugees
  3. To provide information and tools that could be shared with local agencies/organizations to help immigrants and refugees
  4. To advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees at the national and international levels
  5. To work toward permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the migrant communities around the world

Get Involved

Join Our Listserv The Immigrant Justice Interest Group listserv allows you to stay up-to-date on all communications among members. To join, please email jeanhill@scra27.org and ask to be added.

Participate in our Monthly Calls We meet monthly to get updates on current immigration policy and advocacy, discuss current projects, such as policy proposals, and have lively discussions regarding how to meet our goals. Our calls are currently scheduled for the third Friday of each month from 3-4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Contact our Co-chairs Want to find out other ways to get involved or have ideas for the interest group? Contact the current co-chairs: Fabricio Balcazar; Kevin Ferreira van Leer

Resources

Policy Statements

APA webpage on Immigration Advocacy and Policies 

SCRA Statement on the Incarceration of Undocumented Immigrant Families (2015) & 2 page brief 

SPSSI Statement on Immigration Reform & Psychology (2014)